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Where did the Our Father come from?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The our father is a model prayer (matt 6:9-13) that Jesus taught.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Luke 11:2-4: "He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test."

    Matt. 6:9-13: ""This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. "
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:07 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Did Jesus know Matthew? When did Matthew write this book?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • is the prayer mentioned a catholic prayer or does every christian pray it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • its a model prayer, its not meant to be repeated all the time. its showing u how to pray, like it starts, our father, its telling you to address God however u do, whether its dear father, God, Jehovah, Yahweh, whichever.

    Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth, you want peace and happiness on earth, the way it is in heaven. you can ask for peace.

    Give us today our bread for this day, thank God for your daily needs.

    Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. ask for forgiveness and help w/forgiving others.

    Do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one. Ask God to help us from being tempted or running to do bad things.





    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Matthew 6\;7, 8a "But when praying, do not say the same things over and over again, just as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. So, do not make yourselves like them," It was a model prayer. Showing us what to pray for, not showing us exactly what to say.
    AmourDeMere

    Answer by AmourDeMere at 5:45 AM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • That verse is talking about praying JUST to be heard/for show and/or praying in VAIN. It does not mean that you absolutely should not repeat the Our Father over and over or any prayer for that matter. I doesn't matter what you say as long as you are sincere and God knows what's in your heart whether you're saying something you have said 100 times before or something you have never said before, He knows the difference, He knows when it "counts".

    And, no, it's not just a Catholic prayer, we recited it each Sunday when I was attending a Baptist Church many years ago.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Just for clarification, only the Catholics call it the "Our Father" everybody else calls it "The Lords's Prayer"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Catholics call it the prayer by either name, Our Father (Pater Noster) or The Lord's Prayer.
    erdavh

    Answer by erdavh at 10:06 AM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • It came from a man who wrote it in a book which is now called one of the 20 some different bibles.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Oct. 15, 2009

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